Driving Lead

Date:  May 26, 2023

South Lake Tahoe, CA, US

Company:  Heavenly Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first time seeing the mountains, or you already call them home, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.

With 40+ resorts and our remote Corporate team, you can join for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es), 40% retail discounts, summer activities discounts, wellness benefits, and the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience.


Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons  
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 


Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 





The lead driver is responsible for all operational functions of demand-responsive, fixed route, and special event transportation. The Lead Driver supervises and manages driving staff of approximately 8-15 drivers in a fast paced, guest service oriented team environment. The lead driver is a self-starting individual who doesn’t react, but observes, orients, decides, and acts quickly and efficiently to accomplish the job.



  • Builds, maintains, and executes the day-to-day transportation schedule to include random special-resort needed transports. In addition, manages the Employee Shuttle Driver(s) schedule and fills in when needed.
  • Monitors and documents all policy violations, performance issues, guest and employee commendations/comments/complaints.
  • Coordinates maintenance needs of all vehicle fleet with internal vehicle maintenance shop and external contractors.
  • Makes regular contact with employees to ensure maximum shift coverage using either online scheduling database or other means as necessary.
  • Responds to, manages, and documents accidents and emergencies involving all Transportation equipment to include Shuttle busses, Jitneys, and any other applicable vehicles.
  • Monitors road and traction conditions. Keeps all drivers aware of any needed traction sand and traction devices – throughout the entire day or event evolution.
  • Mentors, trains, and coaches transportation employees on a daily basis.
  • Facilitates and attends all monthly team meetings.
  • Must be able to cover dispatching, driving, training shifts as needed.
  • Any/all other duties as assigned.



  • Hold and maintain California Class A, B CDL with applicable passenger endorsement - required
  • Satisfactory driving record - required
  • Working knowledge of office hardware and software - required
  • 2 years department-specific experience – preferred
  • 1 year supervisory experience – required
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously - required
  • Exemplary guest service skills – required
  • Ability to live On-mountain – preferred
  • Able and willing to work a flexible schedule as needed – required
  • Able to work continuously through the winter season without extended vacations – required
  • Ability to pass random drug tests – required




The expected pay range is $20.00 - $26.44. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID 494433

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento